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Happy 90th Arliss Sturgulewski!

Juneau was an exciting but intimidating place when I first started visiting the legislature as head of Alaska Public Radio Network in the early ‘80s. There were legislators who were quite adept at avoiding eye contact (and still are today) no matter how hard you tried to engage them while walking down the long halls.

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INSIGHT Interview with President Diane Kaplan

Rasmuson Foundation has grown since it started more than 60 years ago, but the core values remain the same. President and CEO Diane Kaplan recently appeared on INSIGHT with Mark Oppenheim to talk about the Foundation’s top priorities and how investments are evaluated to maximize the best interest of Alaska’s communities.

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Steller Experimental Economics Workshop

It is Monday morning two weeks before summer vacation, and the Steller Secondary students in Mr. Ken Varee’s social studies classroom are shouting. This behavior takes place under the encouraging supervision of UAA economics professors Kyle Hampton and Jim Murphy and research assistant/former student Dan Allen. These students are the lucky few who secured positions in the Experimental Economics Workshop, a special course focusing on the participatory use of economics.

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Tackling the terror of public speaking

Fear of public speaking is a common affliction, but it doesn't have to evoke terror. In this week's post, Carmen Goodwin shares advice and strategies that she and other Foundation employees learned from training with an expert.

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Creative Disruption: Sabbaticals for Capacity Building & Leadership Development in the Non-Profit Sector

January 2010

Executive director sabbaticals can strengthen nonprofit organizations, according to a new report jointly released today by the Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program; the Barr Foundation; the Durfee Foundation; the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust; and Rasmuson Foundation.